Road Tests Real world tests of Huayra vs McLaren F1


3.3 s
McLaren F1
3.2 s

Top speed

231 mph
McLaren F1
242 mph

1/4 mile

10.26 s
McLaren F1
11.1 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Pagani Huayra

Reasons to consider the
Pagani Huayra

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Much sticky cornering g 1.66 g vs 0.86 g Around 95% sticky cornering g
Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Way more expensive sticker price $2.295M vs $970k More than 2.2x more expensive harder to own
Significantly more torque 740 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM vs 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 65% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster in the quarter mile 10.26 s vs 11.1 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 730 HP @ 7,500 RPM vs 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM More than 15% stronger engine
Side view of McLaren F1

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McLaren F1

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Faster top speed 242 mph vs 231 mph 11 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Lighter curb weight 2,513 lb vs 2,970 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Huayra  vs
McLaren F1 
Brand Pagani McLaren
Price 2,295,000 970,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 1992-1998
City mileage 10 MPG 9 MPG
Highway mileage 14 MPG 23 MPG


Body style Coupe Coupe


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo 13.1 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc Brembo 12 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs

road tests

Huayra  vs
McLaren F1 
Top speed 231 mph 242 mph
1/4 mile 10.26 s 11.1 s
0-60mph 3.3 s 3.2 s
Lateral acceleration 1.66 g 0.86 g

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.07 lb/hp 4.01 lb/hp
Maximum hp 730 HP @ 7,500 RPM 627 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 740 ft-lb @ 5,700 RPM 455 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Weight distribution 44%/56% 42%/58%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,000 cc 6,064 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger None

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,970 lb 2,513 lb
Width 80.2 in 75.6 in
Height 46 in 44.1 in
Length 181.3 in 168.8 in
Wheelbase 110 in 107.1 in
Pagani Huayra
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